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WSJ: Obama to nominate Votel to succeed Austin as CentCom commander | Tampa Bay Times

WSJ: Obama to nominate Votel to succeed Austin as CentCom commander | Tampa Bay Times

Citing unidentified Pentagon sources, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that President Barack Obama will nominate Army Gen. Joe Votel, currently the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, to replace Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III as commander of U.S. Central Command.  Both Special Operations Command and CentCom, which oversees U.S. military operations in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan…

Source: WSJ: Obama to nominate Votel to succeed Austin as CentCom commander | Tampa Bay Times